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    The Lens of History: Research Reports

    This unit is designed to support students' writing of informational texts within a content area study, in this case a social studies unit on Westward Expansion. Students will be using a variety of research materials to guide their information books, during this research they will be expected to keep track of and cite sources used, glean relevant information, discerning significant ideas and supporting information, synthesizing and comparing information across texts, and consider their structure and craft as mentor texts. 

    During this Unit Students will:

    • Learn to note-take and organize ideas
    • Pay attention to geography and timelines when writing about history
    • Draw inspiration from Mentor Texts
    • Use Primary Source Documents
    • Use Structure, Multiple Points of View, Cohesion, and Text Features
    • Crafting Introductions and Conclusions